Yes, recent changes in state laws now allow Buffalo to use automated speed enforcement technology.
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The School Zone Safety Program protects children and pedestrians by using automated speed cameras to ticket motorists exceeding the speed limit in school zones.
If a car is speeding through a school safety zone, photographs and video are recorded and the registered owner of the speeding vehicle will receive a speeding citation in the mail. Each violation is reviewed by several levels of trained technicians to verify vehicle information, and photo and data quality. Photographs are taken of the rear plate of the vehicle and the driver is not visible on the citation.
A list of affected school zones can be found on this webpage. Warning signs and flashing beacons are displayed at each affect zone warning motorists that photo enforcement is in use. Please visit this page for the complete list of affected zones and any updates. Automated speed enforcement will be in effect up to one hour before and after arrival time; one hour before and after dismissal time; as well as one half-hour before and after extracurricular activities.
Speeding is a factor in one-third of all fatal crashes in the United States and remains in the top reasons for child fatalities. Mayor Byron Brown is committed to taking action to address speeding and calm traffic. This program is the next step in the Mayor’s response to citizens input and 311 concerns.
While Buffalo Public Schools remain remote learning, a number of private schools and daycares have reopened.
Cameras resumed capturing violations beginning October 13, 2020. Violations of speeding in a school zone will carry a fine of $50.00. The responsible party is the registered owner pf the vehicle regardless who was driving.
Yes. You have the right to request a hearing under a number of valid defenses. To request a hearing, please refer to the back page of your citation. Hearings may be requested in person, by mail, or over the telephone.*Parties other than the registered owner must have notarized consent from the registered owner in order to proceed with a hearing.